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Use the microphone when you present

Executive Speech Coach

Sunday, December 20, 2009 Use the microphone when you present Use the microphone: If there are more than 40 people in the room. If the speakers before you used the microphone. If any of the above is true - Use the microphone. Use the microphone. Use the microphone.

Public Speaking: Microphone Tips

Great Public Speaking

If you are speaking in any venue that is larger than an average sized classroom or conference room, I strongly suggest using a microphone to prevent vocal strain. There are two types of microphones you are likely to encounter. This type of microphone usually has a battery pack, which you attach to your waistband, allowing you to move about freely. The second type of microphone is hand held or fixed to a stand or podium.

The lonely podium: How to deal with a hostile audience

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The lonely podium: How to deal with a hostile audience. Learn how to not get thrown off balance by ringing cell phones, loud noises off stage or loss of power to your microphone. Any article written by my Fripp Associate Ian Griffin is worth reading or reposting. This was first published in a Ragan newsletter. Ian is a fellow Brit and the Past President of The National Speakers Association Northern California chapter.

Should You Speak Behind a Lectern?

Executive Speech Coach

In that case, a lectern with a light and microphone will help you get through your talk smoothly. podium confidence business presentations public speaking lectern effective executive speakingMaybe. I suggest you do not use a lectern. Standing away from the lectern exposes your full body to the view of the audience. You appear more vulnerable, open and trustworthy. The added benefit is that you also appear more powerful and confident with your message.

Using a lectern: do or don't?

Speak Schmeak

What about those times when the only microphone is attached to the lectern? Make sure to adjust the microphone to the proper height and distance away from you. And while I'm on the subject, let me remind you that a lectern is not a podium.

Holiday shopping list for your favorite speaker

Speak Schmeak

Technology Record and analyze your presentation with a digital voice recorder. ** Or, you can turn your smart phone into a voice recorder by purchasing a cool adapter that turns the headset jack into a microphone jack! All you need is one of these handy adapters and a wired lapel microphone.

My 2015 holiday speaker gift list is here!

Speak Schmeak

It''s worth investing in a decent microphone (preferably wired, for best sound); here are my picks. In that case, check out a desktop USB microphone like this one. It''s the most wonderful time of the year!

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Be Preparred - Why I am Always Going to Carry a Camera Now

Dahle Communication

Beyond that, you should always know what will be available to you when presenting: microphone, podium for notes (please don't stand behind the podium), how large of a space you have, etc.

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Holiday shopping list for your favorite speaker

Speak Schmeak

Technology Record and analyze your presentation with a digital voice recorder. ** Or, you can turn your smart phone into a voice recorder by purchasing a cool adapter that turns the headset jack into a microphone jack! All you need is one of these handy adapters and a wired lapel microphone.

3 Speaking Skills That Will Help You Communicate Data

Duarte Blog

Something happens to them—whether it’s the shift from one audience member to many or the addition of a wireless lavalier microphone to their collar or the presence of slides or something else happening in the non-visible spectrum—they get boring. Have you ever had lunch with a genius?

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Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges! Guest post by Lee Potts

Speak Schmeak

Ostensibly, I was making sure they took off their name badges and turned on their lavalier microphones. Two quick suggestions to start the list off: remember to leave the remote control at the podium for the next speaker and put your badge back on.

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Analysis of a Speech by Conan O’Brien

Manner of Speaking

“Your insecurity is so great, Dartmouth, that you don’t even think you deserve a real podium. Seriously, it looks like something a bear would use at an AA meeting.&# (8:20) [ NB - In fact, a podium is the platform on which you stand; a lectern is the furniture on which you place your notes. ]. With the amplification from the microphone, I found it distracting.

Stop that Stutter: 6 Steps to Overcome Presentation Performance Anxiety

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During my first live musical performance I was so scared that I faced the microphone away from the audience and only looked at the band. Imagine something that you love is in the room with you, or even keep a picture of something you love on the podium, or in your pocket.

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Analysis of a Speech by Conan O’Brien

Manner of Speaking

“Your insecurity is so great, Dartmouth, that you don’t even think you deserve a real podium. Seriously, it looks like something a bear would use at an AA meeting.&# (8:20) [ NB - In fact, a podium is the platform on which you stand; a lectern is the furniture on which you place your notes. ]. With the amplification from the microphone, I found it distracting.

8 secret advantages of the seasoned speaker

The Eloquent Woman

Here's your edge over the newcomers on the podium: Knowing your strengths: If you're quick with a funny one-liner off-the-cuff or able to speak precisely to the time allotted, you'll know that after many turns at the lectern.and you'll run with those strengths, again and again.

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Authenticity and Risk

Humor Power

We have the authority of the microphone. Standing on a podium or behind a lectern puts a barrier between you and the audience. Michael begins singing and then places the microphone in front of the boy. The tenth shield drops when Michael hands the microphone to the boy, giving him control of the song. Note that Sam did not reach to take the microphone, Michael picked up Sam’s right hand and put it on the microphone. Authenticity creates risk.

Famous Speech Friday: Hillary Clinton's 1969 commencement speech

The Eloquent Woman

Long before she became a Clinton, Hillary Rodham had an early and activist career as a speaker--so much so that Wellesley College broke with tradition and gave her a place on the commencement podium as its first student commencement speaker.

The all-in-one on credibility for speakers: 12 respect-building resources

The Eloquent Woman

Beware those "but" sentences: Some speakers' words undermine their credibility in ways that may go unnoticed on the podium but hit home with the audience. Credibility's all around the speaker. It can stand behind you, backing up your claims, or undermine and overshadow your talk.

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It's 2012, and women are still having trouble getting on the program as speakers

The Eloquent Woman

I'm seeing plenty of evidence, still, that women are having trouble getting a place on the podium, as speakers at public gatherings, professional conferences and other forums. Now we just need to work on giving women the microphone. Forget a seat at the table, for the moment.

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Reviewing those use-or-lose-the-lectern lessons

The Eloquent Woman

Stephanie's just starting as a speaker, so here are some things to consider and know about lecterns, whether you use them or avoid them: Lecterns are the slanted stands that prop up your speech and hold the microphone.

Week 7: Use-or-lose lectern lessons

The Eloquent Woman

Stephanie's just starting as a speaker, so here are some things to consider and know about lecterns, whether you use them or avoid them: Lecterns are the slanted stands that prop up your speech and hold the microphone.

Why are Conference Speakers So Bad?

Executive Speech Coach

Microphone Speakers didn’t know how to properly use the hand held microphone. The simple ways to adjust is to hold the microphone farther away and speak softer. Most were way too loud because they held the microphone too close and/or spoke too loudly. One speaker, who I had warned about the loud volume, held the microphone well and spoke well but coughed frequently into the microphone.

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Do you waltz or polka for your audience?

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Some presentations are delivered from behind a microphone / podium where there is little space for movement. Dont be afraid to take a risk and step out from behind the podium.

How to Turn a Service Club Talk into a Marketing Opportunity

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Its a comfort knowing that the lights, the microphone, the flip charts, etc. Test the microphone. Go on--step up on the podium and profit from the experience. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations.

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Presentation Tips for Political Candidates

Executive Speech Coach

Learn How to Use Microphones The first speaker tested his microphone by blowing on it before he spoke. The best way to test a microphone is to speak. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations.

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Presentation Success: How You Can Own the Room

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Check the position of the speakers while speaking on the microphone to avoid feedback. Test the microphone when the AV people are there. Often they test the microphone with one of their staff then they disappear. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok.

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Ooh Ooh - What now?

Executive Speech Coach

Microphones screech, lights blow and computers sometimes act like teenagers. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations. George Torok is a Toronto based presentation coach and presentation skills trainer. Thursday, June 17, 2010 Ooh Ooh - What now?

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Designing Choreographies for the New Economy of Attention

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We are not suggesting that the mere presence of digital backchannels positively enhances the academic setting; rather, we suggest that, if properly choreographed, these channels, just like the organization of chairs and podiums in a lecture hall, can augment the live event in new and powerful ways.

Secrets of Power Presentations top ten for 2009

Executive Speech Coach

Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations. George Torok is a Toronto based presentation coach and presentation skills trainer.

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10 Tips to Master Questions with Authority During Your Presentation

Executive Speech Coach

Point out the microphones they should use. Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations. George Torok is a Toronto based presentation coach and presentation skills trainer.

Web Ink Now: Top ten tips for incredibly successful public speaking

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You need to know the goals for being on the podium too. Use the microphone to hear your voice. Web Ink Now Follow me on Twitter Your email address: Powered by FeedBlitz Search this blog WWW www.webinknow.com THE BEST OF WEB INK NOW Top ten tips for incredibly successful public speaking The one question to ask your prospective social media agency No blog?

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Make Better Presentations - The Anatomy of a Good Speech | chrisbrogan.com

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Are the tactics of transitions and slide deck fireworks any different than stepping away from a podium and introducing body language and proxemics to the presentation? and kicking Microphone stands ,, His discussion lead to many hands up in the air , he took questions readily.

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Power Presentation Tips 27: Paint Word Pictures

Executive Speech Coach

Executive Speech Coach - Business Presentations Business presentations tips for executives, sales presenters, managers, technical experts and professionals from the "Speech Coach for Executives" George Torok. Transform your business presentations into effective conversations. George Torok is a Toronto based presentation coach and presentation skills trainer.

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How to Start Speaking at Events | chrisbrogan.com

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Put me on the podium and it takes lots of focus (does not help that I need to be mindful about my accent). Even for someone like Chris Brogan and Kay Ballard, who are alike in the fact that we have never seen a microphone we didn't love.

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